Bootstrap finance: the art of start-ups.

@article{Bhid1992BootstrapFT,
  title={Bootstrap finance: the art of start-ups.},
  author={Amar Bhid{\'e}},
  journal={Harvard business review},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={109-17}
}
Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever: courses are full, policymakers emphasize new ventures, managers yearn to go off on their own. Would-be founders often misplace their energies, however. Believing in a "big money" model of entrepreneurship, they spend a lot of time trying to attract investors instead of using wits and hustle to get their ideas off the ground. A study of 100 of the 1989 Inc. "500" list of fastest growing U.S. start-ups attests to the value of bootstrapping. In fact… CONTINUE READING
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